Great Fun at Ithaca Dragon Boat Festival
To all of my Pfishmates -- we had a terrific time in Ithaca this past Saturday. We were shown outstanding hospitality and enjoyed a day of really competitive racing. I think we were in 9 races and we seemed to get stronger as the day progressed. We hit a nice time of 2:11.6 in one of our 500m heats and I was very proud of our team.
We took overall 2nd place in a tie with Steel City Dragons. We placed 4th in the 500m and 2nd in the 250m. Steel City placed 2nd in the 500m and 4th in the 250m. That equated to a tie for second place. The Philadelphia Police took first place with some great times. I think we held our own against them and in different heats were within 1 and 3 seconds of their time.
We received a nice case of Finger Lakes Wine for our award. I hope to see all 40 of us celebrate our efforts together and share that wine but I don't know the final resolution on the award disposition.
The entire Paddlefish Team is responsible for our results in that race, and in other festivals. We practice hard as a team and each and every person helps their teammates to stretch a little more, dig a little deeper, and push the edge. It doesn't matter how many of us can actually attend any particular festival, our complete team roster shares in the victories and makes it all possible.
Congratulations to ALL of my Paddlefish Teammates!